Water

Podgorica starts construction of EUR 50 million wastewater treatment system

Podgorica-starts-construction-wastewater-treatment-system

Slika: City of Podgorica

Published

May 19, 2020

Country

Comments

0

Share

Published:

May 19, 2020

Country:

Comments:

0

Share

The City of Podgorica has started the construction of the main sewage collector within a wastewater treatment system project, an investment of more than EUR 50 million.

Mayor Ivan Vuković said the project of the century for the capital of Montenegro, as it is called, provides protection of the Morača river, groundwaters and water supply sources in the Skadar Lake basin.

The project will provide protection of the Morača river, groundwaters and water supply sources in the Skadar Lake basin

The project includes four components – the main sewage collector longer than five kilometers, now under construction, the installation of a 20 kilometers of sewerage network, which should start these days, and the construction of a new bridge on Morača river, which is expected to begin in the next two months.

KfW bank provided a EUR 35 million loan for the project

According to the mayor, the construction of the wastewater treatment plant is planned for the beginning of next year.

Construction company Bemax is responsible for the works.

The EU secured a EUR 10 million grant under the Western Balkans Investment Framework

The KfW bank has provided a EUR 35 million loan and the European Union secured a EUR 10 million grant under the Western Balkans Investment Framework (WBIF). The bank also provided a donation of EUR 285,000 for the preparation of two studies included in the project documentation.

About 75% of water pollution comes from household waste

EU Ambassador to Montenegro Aivo Orav said 75% of water pollution comes from household waste, so that it is extremely important to invest in the proper collection and treatment of wastewater.

The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by Montenegrin Prime Minister Duško Marković, German Ambassador to Montenegro Robert Weber, Montenegro’s chief negotiator with the EU Aleksandar Drljević, head of the KfW Group Office for Montenegro Željko Uljarević, and Bemax Executive Director Veselin Kovačević.

Comments (0)

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Enter Your Comment

Please wait... Please fill in the required fields. There seems to be an error, please refresh the page and try again. Your comment has been sent.

Related Articles

res foundation air pollution conference belgrade

World Bank: Main sources of air pollution in Belgrade are heating, road transport, coal power plants

03 December 2020 - The largest sources of pollution are in the urban area - heating and road transport, but also outside the urban area - thermal power plants.

Montenegro's ban small hydropower concessions

Montenegro’s new cabinet to ban small hydropower, revise concessions

03 December 2020 - Prime Minister-designate Zdravko Krivokapić said the government would ban the construction of small hydropower plants and review all concessions

Kosovo renewable energy auctions NECP

Kosovo* to launch renewable energy auctions, submit NECP next year

03 December 2020 - Kosovo* is preparing to open renewable energy auctions in cooperation with the EBRD, and its National Energy and Climate Plan is almost finished

desulphurization so2 TENT B grcic mihajlovic vujovic

SO2 emissions from Nikola Tesla B coal plant to be reduced 20 times by 2024

02 December 2020 - One of the ten largest SO2 emitters among power plants in Europe starts the construcution of a flue gas desulphurization facility.